Visions of Blue Vacations, LLC is an award-winning boutique travel agency owned and operated by Lee Anne Battiston, an Independent Travel Consultant, whose desire to help your dream come true is rooted in the understanding that vacations are for much more than sightseeing alone. Currently, Lee Anne is accepting requests for new clients on a wait-list basis only.
My passion for travel started at a very young age when I first moved from New York City to Minnesota. At age twelve, I lived in Poitiers, France for a year, being immersed in the culture and attended a regular French school when I first arrived and finished in a class for foreign students, where I met kids from all over of the world. During that year, I traveled to different parts of France, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Travel provides an amazing opportunity to learn and as an educator, I truly believe in continuing my education. As such, I regularly attend and participate in many international and domestic trade shows, seminars and meetings which better enables me to keep up on the latest trends. Having been a member of several panel discussions, I have been able to provide insight on destinations, travel styles and how to work with a travel professional. Connecting and re-connecting with tour operators, hoteliers, trade organizations and other travel suppliers and building these relationships and partnerships with the locals, allow me to create more personalized experiences, incorporating the traditions of these destinations.
Travel is an Adventure, Experience It!
I love to travel! I always have several personal vacations lined up and love to work with others to craft the vacation that they fantasize about. I'm a details girl, and there won't be a 't' uncrossed on any vacation that I put together. I love to make sure that all of the planning is done before you arrive at the destination so you only need to pack your bags and enjoy yourself! I'm a mom, so family travel and multi-generational trips are my favorite, but adult-only getaways and honeymoons are super fun for me to work on as well. Toes in the sand, laptop in hand, I'm always available for my clients!
This world begs to be explored, and it's my pleasure to help people discover just how they would like to explore it.
While I love helping with all types of travel, I find it especially rewarding to help large families! As I have one myself, I know that traveling with large families can sometimes cause logistical issues. We may not be the norm, but I love making travel accessible for such families.
As a Certified Resorts & Destination Specialist, Donna is very familiar with all the accommodations, amenities and services offered by the luxury vacation resorts. Resorts, all differ from MAP to all-inclusive resorts in prime tropical locations, such as Mexico, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Bahamas, Antigua, Dominican Republic and Barbados. Donna can help her clients plan vacations in any of these Caribbean locations. As a specialist, she can also help clients make arrangements for special services like spa treatments, transportation, and candlelight dinners. She can also make pre-arrangement for special activities, including local tours, water or land sports, adventure tours, scuba diving, or a round of golf. Donna can assist couples in planning and organizing a wedding or honeymoon package at any of the luxury resorts.
I have been to every continent, and have visited more than fifty countries along with the other half of Huckleberry Travel. Along the way, we have camped in a tent in Antarctica, cruised through the fjords of Norway and been on on safari in South Africa and Zimbabwe. We have climbed the Great Wall of China, stood on the rim of a volcano at sunrise, and eaten our way through the best barbecue restaurants in Kansas City. Our love of travel and passion for once-in-a-lifetime experiences have led us here: to help others have a fantastic time seeing the world.
We pride ourselves on providing you with a truly exceptional travel experience, precisely tailored to your unique requirements and with the resolve to provide depth of experience and impeccable service. It is our unparalleled commitment to promote profound adventures, inviting you to truly engage with the land and the people of each destination that you visit and make available to you, the very best in the world of travel.
Seamlessly plan and book your next cruise or stay at Sandals or Beaches resorts with a travel pro in your corner. I’m a vivacious travel expert with multiple industry certifications, and I’m ready to dive in and do the legwork so you don’t have to. Whether it’s verifying cabin accessibility or waiting on hold to make last minute changes to your itinerary, working with a professional travel agent ensures your vacation runs smoothly from inception to umbrella topped cocktail.
Relax and enjoy the process while I tap into my network of travel specialists to get you the best rates and access to VIP perks and insider experiences. For corporate groups planning Meetings at Sea, I’ll interface with ship’s staff to coordinate catering, conference rooms, team building events, and special outings.
When booking trips on behalf of families with special needs and individuals with limited mobility, I work hard to ensure every detail is accounted for. I believe that travel can be transformational, and want to make sure it’s accessible to everyone of every ability.
In addition to many brand and destination based certifications, I’m a Certified Travel Advisor (CTA) with the Travel Institute and a Certified Cruise Counselor (CCC). I’m also a member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the American Society of Travel Advisers (ASTA), and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Call on me to book your next cruise or all-inclusive resort package, and enjoy a stress free vacation with expert guidance every step of the way.
My passion for travel has lead me to this career and I am always looking to plan my next trip! I have been a part of the travel industry for more than 10 years: working as an independent agent and currently as a full time agent in the retail travel industry.
My personal travel experience includes my many trips to Disney World, Disneyland, various cruises, the Continental USA, Caribbean, and Europe. I have organized Destination weddings, family reunions and dance/school groups.
I take many classes and courses and attend many seminars to increase my knowledge of travel destinations. It is important to constantly keep updated on changes and renovations that are taking place. I feel this is imperative in helping my clients determine which destination suits them best. I have earned my Certified Travel Associate (CTA), I am an Accredited Cruise Counselor (ACC) and I am also a Verified Travel Advisor with ASTA (VTA).
I would love to help you with your dream vacations as well as your _`Bucket List_` trips! Whether it be an exotic trip to Bali, a Mediterranean cruise or an Independent Flexible Travel I can help with all of these plans and itineraries.
Cruises hold a particular interest to me as it is where I frequently visit with my family and friends.
My loyal clients speak with praise and satisfaction for the memories they cherish on the vacation trips we planned together. It would be my pleasure to offer my services and help with your special vacation planning and events